PHOBIAS

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  • PHOBIAS
    • All phobias characterised by extreme fear and anixety, triggered by place, object and situation.
    • DSM recognises 3 categories of phobias
      • Specific Phobia: phobia of an object
      • Social Phobia: phobia of social situation
      • Agoraphobia: phobia of being outside or in a public space.
    • BEHAVIOURAL
      • Avoidance: Avoid coming into contact with stimulus, making it hard to go about daily life.
    • EMOTIONAL
      • Anxiety: anixety disorders, fear is the immeditate response, anxiety prevents sufferer relaxing
      • Emotional responses are unreasonable and irrational.
    • COGNITIVE
      • The ways people process information.
      • Irrational beliefs: these increase the pressure for the sufferer to perform well in social situations.
  • Panic: a response to the presence of phobic stimulus
    • Crying, screaming, running
    • BEHAVIOURAL
      • Avoidance: Avoid coming into contact with stimulus, making it hard to go about daily life.

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